Get ready to Mo


Movem­ber is an in­ter­na­tional char­ity or­gan­i­sa­tion which is hook­ing men up with sim­ple steps, mak­ing it eas­ier to take care of their health.

They say men are dy­ing six years ear­lier than women, for rea­sons that are largely pre­ventable.

Orig­i­nally started to counter prostate can­cer deaths, the char­ity has ex­panded its fo­cus to tes­tic­u­lar can­cer, men­tal health and sui­cide pre­ven­tion in men.

The Movem­ber cam­paign raises money to fur­ther this cam­paign and own­ers of Mer­rylees Ho­tel in Dan­nevirke, Ni­cola McLean and Dan Phillips, run a lo­cal fundraiser — the Mer­rylees Movem­ber Com­pe­ti­tion.

Up for grabs to the winner is two tick­ets to the up­com­ing Ea­gles con­cert. This will be won by the Best Grown Mous­tache with a an­other prize for the Most Creative Fa­cial Hair.

Over20 en­trants signed up on Oc­to­ber 31, had their fa­cial hair re­moved, pho­tos taken and paid a $10 fee, the pro­ceeds go­ing to the Movem­ber NZ Foun­da­tion.

Most en­trants had had some con­nec­tion with prostate can­cer, which had mo­ti­vated them to get in­volved. The winner will be re­vealed on Fri­day Novem­ber 30 at the Mer­rylees Ho­tel start­ing at 6.30pm.

En­trants in the Mer­rylees Ho­tel Movem­ber Com­pe­ti­tion on Oc­to­ber 31.

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